In 1988, Auntie Anne's founders Anne and Jonas Beiler purchased a Pennsylvania farmers' market stand, where they experimented with dough until they created a pretzel that seemed to strike the perfect chord with their customers. Today, at their more than 1,400 locations worldwide, the pretzel makers still hand roll the original recipe but have added to the menu with inventive options, such as the pepperoni pretzel and eight signature dipping sauces. The team constantly explores new uses for the pretzel dough, such as wrapping it around hot dogs and slicing it into bite-size nuggets. To transform the snack into a meal, they accompany it with specialty drinks, including frozen-lemonade mixers.
When not twisting dough, Auntie Anne's team partners with the national charitable organization Alex?s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which raises funds to fight childhood cancer. They also reach out to the community through fundraising opportunities.
SONIC is the largest chain of drive-in restaurants in America. With modest roots as a hamburger and root beer stand founded in 1953 in Shawnee, Okla., called Top Hat Drive-In, the name was changed to SONIC in 1959. The first drive-in to adopt the SONIC name is still serving customers in Stillwater, Okla. and today the chain
Milepost 111 Brewing Company keeps the libations theme going by pouring more than 20 regional beers from its taps. But it's not just known for its Pacific-Northwest-only brews. A large menu brims with everything from crab cakes and black bean burgers to NY steak and teriyaki chicken sandwiches. During breakfast, the brewery serves up omelets and buttermilk pancakes, and a children's menu complete with macaroni and cheese and hot dogs keeps kids from developing an expensive filet mignon habit. A large back deck looks out onto some pretty majestic mountain vistas, and at times playing host to local musicians. Before Milepost 111 Brewing Company occupied its current space, the location served as a winery, and before that, a Chevrolet dealership and a Cascade Helicopter facility.
Named one of the top 10 best winery restaurants in the state by Tasting Room Magazine, Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery and the adjoining restaurant provide visitors with a taste of the Northwest, whether it's a hand-crafted wine or a meal that incorporates fresh, seasonal ingredients harvested from nearby farms or the grumpy neighbor's garden. On-site, resident winemakers craft a number of varietals, all made with locally-sourced grapes, and all available for sampling at the rustic tasting room. At the restaurant, chefs prepare gourmet meals, such as grilled ribeye steaks, French onion soup, and an assortment of seafood items, including linguini a la vongole.
Cuisine Type: Espresso, homemade pastries, bagels, etc.
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Raspberry cheesecake mocha
Pro Tip: We toast our bagels to perfection.To avoid a longer wait, tell me your bagel choice at the beginning.
With a stay at Red Lion Hotel Columbia Center Kennewick in Kennewick, you'll be in the business district and minutes from Columbia Center Mall and Three Rivers Convention Center. This hotel is within close proximity of Toyota Center and Badger Mountain Vineyard.
Make yourself at home in one of the 162 air-conditioned guestrooms. Your pillowtop bed comes with triple sheeting. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on recreational opportunities including a fitness facility and a seasonal outdoor pool. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a television in the lobby.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Red Lion Hotel Columbia Center Kennewick. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include business services, audiovisual equipment, and express check-out. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.